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Lifelong Learning / Continuing Professional Development

Lifelong Learning refers to continuing professional development across the educational continuum – undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing medical education – to acquire, maintain and enhance professional activities and competence through ongoing learning.

Lifelong Learning promotes a congruent and integrated approach to learning throughout physicians’ professional lives.


To maintain an Alberta medical practice permit, physicians in Alberta must be enrolled in either:

  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada’s (CFPC) MAINPRO + program, or
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s (RCPSC) MOC program.

PLP Projects are eligible for: 

  1. RCPSC MOC Section 3 Credits for Assessment (Knowledge Assessment) Activities:

    These refer to programs approved by Royal College accredited CPD provider organizations that provide data with feedback to individual physicians regarding their current knowledge base, enabling the identification of needs and development of future learning opportunities relevant to their practice.

    These Programs are eligible for accreditation at 3 credits per hour.
  1. CFPC Mainpro+ Credits for Assessment Activities:

    These refer to projects offered by PLP such as practice audits, QA / QI programs, linking learning to assessment etc.

Contact the PLP office at either UofC or UofA, who can connect you with their Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development or Lifelong Learning offices respectively for questions related to credits and certification.